1 A great silence around and above.
2 The flies buzzed in a great peace.
3 They were a great comfort to look at.
4 'No, not yet,' he answered, with great composure.
5 All this was great, expectant, mute, while the man jabbered about himself.
6 Suddenly there was a growing murmur of voices and a great tramping of feet.
7 After all, I also was a part of the great cause of these high and just proceedings.
8 The traffic of the great city went on in the deepening night upon the sleepless river.
9 He was great by this little thing that it was impossible to tell what could control such a man.
10 It was a great comfort to turn from that chap to my influential friend, the battered, twisted, ruined, tin-pot steamboat.
11 His appearance was certainly that of a hairdresser's dummy; but in the great demoralization of the land he kept up his appearance.
12 'I am not such a fool as I look, quoth Plato to his disciples,' he said sententiously, emptied his glass with great resolution, and we rose.
13 In the evening he could be seen squatted on the bank rinsing that wrapper in the creek with great care, then spreading it solemnly on a bush to dry.
14 One of them, a stout, excitable chap with black mustaches, informed me with great volubility and many digressions, as soon as I told him who I was, that my steamer was at the bottom of the river.
15 And indeed nothing is easier for a man who has, as the phrase goes, "followed the sea" with reverence and affection, than to evoke the great spirit of the past upon the lower reaches of the Thames.
16 And outside, the silent wilderness surrounding this cleared speck on the earth struck me as something great and invincible, like evil or truth, waiting patiently for the passing away of this fantastic invasion.
17 One, with his chin propped on his knees, stared at nothing, in an intolerable and appalling manner: his brother phantom rested its forehead, as if overcome with a great weariness; and all about others were scattered in every pose of contorted collapse, as in some picture of a massacre or a pestilence.
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